Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venice FL, Real Estate Market Report - February 2014   Are you looking for houses to buy?  Do you want to know how the real estate market is doing in Venice FL?  Make sure you check out this report provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty before your house hunting.   For a list of homes for sale in Venice FL click here   Market Report February 2014 – Single Family Homes 189 homes were listed for sale with prices ranging from $69,900 - $1,700,000. 145 homes went under contract with prices ranging from $44,000 - $1,100,000.  Total units sold were 109 with prices ranging from $50,000 - $541,000. The median sold price was $202,500 (up 3.84% from $195,000 in 2013). The median sold price per square foot was $109.32. The median sold price to list price ratio was 95% and the median days on m...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Gondola Park, Venice FL – Pet Friendly, Maintenance Free Living   Are you looking for:  Condos for sale in Gondola Park, Venice FL, 34292. This pet friendly and maintenance free living community offers condominiums with building styles of Mediterranean architecture, located within the City of Venice limit.     Where is Gondola Park in Venice FL? Is nestled on Capri Isles Blvd off of East Venice Ave.,  property is  adjacent to Capri Isles golf course. The tree lined entrances welcomes you to the beautiful Gondola Park.  It is less than ½ mile to banking, shopping, restaurants, pharmacy, and houses of worship. Venice downtown, parks and beaches, historic sites, schools are minutes away.   Pet Friendly Gondola Park It was built in phases from 1999-2005. All buildings have tile roofs and co...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Grand Oaks, Venice FL– New Residential Construction in Gated Community Are you looking for new residential construction in Venice FL? You may want to consider an elegant new home in Grand Oaks, which is maintenance free and a mini gated community developed by Heritage Builders.     Grand Oaks – Mini Gated Community Grand Oaks is located at the corner of East Venice Avenue and Clermont Road. There are two entrances to the gated community with 55 single family homes on a 15 Acre tract of land, with 22 homes having beautiful lakefront views.  Jacaranda Commons Shopping Center has a Publix grocery store, CVS Pharmacy and restaurants that are about a quarter of a mile away. It is only minutes’ drive to golf courses, Venice downtown, beaches at the end of West Venice Ave and Myakka River at t...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Pink Trumpet Tree(Tabebuia heptaphylla), Flower Tree-Florida Gardening   Scientific name -Tabebuia heptaphylla, Common name - Pink trumpet tree is an outstanding specimen flower tree for your Florida friendly landscaping. The bright gorgeous flowers attracted my attention when I was showing properties at Venetian Falls and Heron Shores.        Pink Trumpet Tree Description It is not a native to North America. In nature it likes full sun light and it is a fast growing tree – mature tree growth is up to 50 feet as you may see from the picture. The clusters of trumpet shape flowers have five pink petals with yellow in the middle.  When the tree is in full bloom from January to March with showy flowers, it loses all the leaves – as a result it is an ornamental tree for your garden. Many d...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Italian Festival, February 2014 – Things to Do in Venice FL   Welcome to the 26th Annual Italian Festival, there are many things to do for the whole family this weekend, February 2014 in Venice FL.  Join us, don’t miss the opportunity and have some fun.   What:      Venice Italian Feast & Carnival When:      February 20 & 21, 2014 (Thursday & Friday)                      February 22 & 23, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Time:       Start at 4:00pm (Thursday & Friday)                 Start at 12:00noon (Saturday & Sunday) Where:    Venice Airport Ground – 150 Airport Ave. Venice FL 34285 Ticket:     Free admission Parking:  $5.00 Sponsor:  Italian American Club of Venice Contact:  www.ItalianAmericanClubofVenice.com for more information     Fun Things to Do at the Italian Festival   Four days...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Happy Valentine’s Day, Around the World   Wishing all the readers, family, friends, members and staff of ActiveRain a Happy Valentine Day!   Many people may suffer from the pain of abandonment, betrayal, loneliness, and rejection in life. However, remember that you are loved by God/Jesus, you are special and he said so with His life.   Nothing can show more clearly God’s love than the cross of Jesus - HE loves YOU. Also to let all of you know that you have a special place in my heart.     Happy Valentine’s Day, Languages from Around the World     Arabic              يومسعيدعيدالحب Chinese 情人节快乐 Dutch Happy Valentine’s Day Filipino Maligayang Araw ng mga Puso French La Saint-Valentin heureuse German Happy Valentinstag- Hindi हैप्पीवेलेंटाइनडे Irish Lá Valentine Shona ar Italian Buon San...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Colonial Manor, Mobile Home Park in Venice FL Colonial Manor a 55+ mobile home park designed to assure you the greatest pleasure and satisfaction in carefree living at a minimum cost, is located within City limits of Venice FL.     Where is Colonial Manor? It is situated on a 20 acre wooded tract with a lake, large pine, oak and variety of palm trees at 1200 Ridgewood Ave. Venice FL 34285.  It is also located only minutes away from banking, downtown Venice, golf courses, gulf beaches, houses of worship, shopping and restaurants and has easy access to US 41 and I-75   Reasons to live in Colonial Manor, Mobile Home Park A friendly community with 141 homes. Low monthly maintenance fee of $135.00 which includes water, sewer, garbage pick- up and lawn care It has a large clubhouse with l...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venice, FL - Housing Market News for January 2014   What is the housing market news in Venice FL for January 2014? It is good news, the housing market remains strong for the beginning of the year 2014 and we hope the trend will continue.   Find homes for sale in Venice FL       The following data is based on Single family homes and Condos only   Housing Market News – Single Family Homes In January 2014, 230 homes were listed for sale, 56 homes had gone under contract and 104 homes were sold. Compared to last year, the number ↓ went down from 107. The average median sold price was $198,750 in 2014 and home prices ↑went up 20.45% from $165,000 in January 2013.   104 homes sold in January 2014 were made up by 34 single family homes with 2 bedrooms, and sold prices ranging between   $37,000...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Taylor Morrison, New Homes for Sale in Verona Reserve Venice FL  The New homes for sale are built by popular builder Taylor Morrison at Verona Reserve in Venice FL. This maintenance free, pet friendly and gated community provides a resort style living for all ages.   Verona Reserve is located at 55 acres of land on East Venice Avenue and Jacaranda Blvd – main entrance, side entrance is off of Venice Ave on Clermont Rd. The development was started in 2011. It has 165 home sites for 55 single family homes (all sold and occupied), and 110 twin villas (about 95% were built and sold). Currently the builder is continuing to building the twin villas. Verona Reserve - Single family homes Prices and Amenities The sold price in 2013 ranged from$232,400 to $255,000.  There were three floor plans. ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Home Price in Ventura Village, Venice FL - Market Report December 2013   Attention homeowners, inventory is low in Ventura Village Venice FL.  If you are thinking about selling your property, call Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty now. Home prices increased in December 2013.    To find homes for sale in Ventura Village in Venice FL     Ventura Village Market Report December 2013   Currently only 2 homes are listed for sale.6 homes are pending.  5 are villas and priced between $199,305 and $210,730 and 1 is single family home. A total of 7 homes sold. 2 were villas with an average sold price of $191,969 The average number of days on the market was 21 The average sold price to list price ratio was 96%.  5 single family homes sold. The highest sold price was $288,000, the lowest sold price...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
VAOS presents the 48th Annual Orchid Show & Sale, Venice FL Venice Area Orchid Society (VAOS) is proud to present one of the popular floral events in Venice FL, the 48th Annual Orchid Show and Sale. The year 2014 February theme is “Orchid Paradise”   When and Time: February 1, 2014 Saturday from 10:00am- 5:00pm                                 February 2, 2014 Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm Where:                Venice Community Center                               located at 326 S. Nokomis   Ave. Venice FL 34285 Ticket:                 $5 (children under age 10 is free)  Contact:               visit www.vaos.org  for more information     Orchid Show and Sale   Come and see thousands of different varieties of beautiful and colorful blooming orchids, that will be displayed as well as for sa...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Things to Do in Venice, FL – January 24, 25, 26, 2014   Wow! There are so many things to do in Venice Florida this week end, such as Wings of Freedom, a concert, a craft fair, culture dinner, Veterans Gala, and organic pest control for your backyard garden classes.   January 24, 2014 (Friday) – Things to do   Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour This is a 3 days event start from Friday January 24, 2014 (2:00pm – 4:00pm) Saturday and  Sunday January 25 and 26, 2014 (9:00am – 4:00pm) at Venice Municipal Airport on 400 Airport Ave. Venice FL 34285. Admission fees for adults are $12 and $6 for children age 12 and under, FREE for Veterans. Come and see the heavy bomber aircraft B-17 Flying Fortress & B-24 Liberator used during WWII. For more information call 978-562-9182       A Taste o...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  How to Protect Plants from Frost   When the temperatures start dropping below 40 degrees, it is time to consider bringing in or covering cold-sensitive plants for protection from frost damage if possible because not all plants are created equal.   Ways to Protect Plants from Frost Damage   You can begin by purchasing tightknit blankets and comforters from thrift shops if you haven’t saved your old stained and damaged ones in plastic garbage bags for just such a purpose.     Plastic that comes in contact with leaves will transfer cold and cause damage, so unless you have a barrier between the plastic and the plant, only use it as a last resort knowing  that the outer leaves and branches will probably be damaged.  Materials such as Afghans that are loosely woven provide little protectio...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta) – Flowering Vine for Florida Gardening   This bright and beautiful orange colored flowering vine is called flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta) which is native to Brazil. It is an attractive specimen for your fence in any Florida garden.  “Fire on the roof” is the Latin name.       Description of Flowering Flame Vine   It is fast growing.  The evergreen woody vine with tendrils can climb up trees and roofs of buildings.  It does not like wet ground, but can stand the cold. A freeze may kill the leaves, however they will come back. It enjoys full sunlight and blooms heavily in January and February.  Bees and hummingbirds love the flowers and help with pollination. There is no fruit or fragrance from the flowers. The brilliant orange vines are capable of cover...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Sold – Mobile Home in Colonial Manor, Venice FL   Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty just sold a lake view home in a 55+ community within the City limits, located in Colonial Manor Mobile Home Park at 220 W Inner Dr., Venice FL 34285   Search for homes for sale in Colonial Manor in Venice FL     This cute well maintained, move in ready furnished 1 bedroom 1 bath 1 carport mobile home has a large Florida room, large laundry room and storage shed.  The new owner can relax and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful fountain and lake views with birds walking around or swimming in the lake and trees complete with park serenity from the living room and Florida room.   It is just a few minutes’ drive to banking, shopping, restaurants, Venice downtown and beaches. Also, the Legacy Trail is minutes awa...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Florida Fishing License and Regulations   Things you need to know before you go fishing in Florida State. First of all for your information there are license free days every year for those who enjoy fishing on freshwater and/or saltwater.     Fishing license free days for freshwater in 2014   April 5, 2014 Saturday and April 6, 2014 Sunday June 14, 2014 Saturday and June 15, 2014 Sunday   Fishing license free days for saltwater in 2014   June 7, 2014 Saturday and June 8, 2014 Sunday September 6, 2014 Saturday November 29, 2014 Saturday   No Fishing License is required if you are   1.     A child under 16 year old 2.     Florida residents 65 years and older 3.     Florida residents with disabled person Hunting and Fishing Certificates 4.     Florida residents in the U.S. Armed Services...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Venice Florida Homes for sale, Housing Market 2013   How was the housing market 2013 in Venice Florida? The homes for sale real estate market was hot hot hot. Read the following report provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty and find out.     Find single family homes for sale in Venice Florida   Single Family Homes - Housing Market 2013                 Price Trend Chart from 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013     January 2013 average sold price     $246,100 ↑ 4.86%    from $234,688 in 2012 February 2013 average sold price   $248,305 ↑ 4.15%   from $238,391 in 2012 March 2013 average sold price        $248,942 ↑ 4.71%    from $237,740 in 2012 April 2013 average sold price           $246,550 ↑ 5.24%    from $234,265 in 2012 May 2013 average sold price            $254,808 ↑ 10.73%  from $230,102...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Wood stork, Dancing in the Street   On my way home after showing  a mobile home  in Colonial Manor at 220 W Inner Dr.  Venice FL  34285, I was attracted to an interesting and very unique free entertainment - dancing in the street by a bird: wood stork – a large wading bird which is listed as an endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.   Relax and enjoy the video!        
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, holidays that brings joy, love and peace, bright smiles and laughter… I hope this year brings you memories to cherish forever. Some people around the world may say “Happy Holidays” as show in the photograph below.         Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and yours!        
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Big Deal or No Big Deal - You Decide   This post is inspired by Debbie Reynolds’s ActiveRain challenge on “A Really Big Deal or No Big Deal "   About ten years ago, I helped a small business owner selling his business in Sarasota County, Florida. The listing went under contract quickly, due diligence was done on time, buyer was satisfied with the report and everyone in the transaction was excited and happy. However, a week before closing the buyer got cold feet, walked away and lost his escrow deposit.  And the seller also decided to withdraw the listing. After all the effort and the time spent, it was wasted for nothing because no closing no pay.  Is it a Big deal or no big deal?     A few years later I received a call and the caller said “Do you remember me, I am….   I want to inv...
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